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AP Degree in Service, Hospitality and Tourism Management

Copenhagen Business Academy
Program overview
2 years
Full time
Associate's degree
Scholarships available
Start dates
August 2021

January 2022

August 2022

January 2023

Program description

AP Degree in Service, Hospitality and Tourism Management

AP degree – 2 years – 120 ECTS

Would you like to work with people? Are you looking for a degree you can use as a stepping-stone to start a career as:

  • Event Coordinator
  • Conference Manager
  • Restaurant Manager
  • Travel Consultant
  • Guest Relation Manager
  • Booking Coordinator

-then the AP degree in Service, Hospitality and Tourism Management is the right choice for you 👌

After only 2 years of studies, you will be skilled within the field of service design and you will know how to stage memorable experiences within the leisure industries. Upon graduation, you can create, plan, coordinate and deliver professional services in an existing company or in a startup company.

Throughout your studies, you will practice hands-on how to find solutions to challenges that real companies face. You will be working on cases and solving real-life problems by applying the academic theory you have just learned.

As a part of the programme, you will complete an internship in a company where you will be working full-time for 12 weeks. This way of learning ensures that you are well-equipped to handle your future job.

The programme is taught in English and commences twice a year:

  • At the end of August (application deadline for all international applicants:15 March)
  • At the end of January (application deadline: 15 November for EU citizens and 29 September for non-EU citizens)

The programme is offered at Cphbusiness Nørrebro campus.

Admission requirements

You can apply with an upper secondary school diploma or a vocational diploma.

Upper Secondary School Diploma

  • Denmark and Scandinavian countries: Upper secondary school diploma.
  • The US and countries with similar educational systems: A high school graduation diploma.
  • The UK and countries with similar educational systems: GCE Advanced Level-exam (at least three A-levels) in combination with GCSE-exams or in combination with GCE/AS-level exams or a BTEC National Certificate or Diploma.
  • African countries, Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, the Philippines, and countries with similar education systems: An upper secondary school diploma.
  • Others: The International or the European Baccalaureate (from Schola Europaea).

Applicants with an upper secondary school diploma must have the required competencies in English (see below) and qualifications in business economics or mathematics that are equivalent to a Danish level C. This means that the applicant must submit official documentation for having completed and passed at least 75 hours of business economics or 125 hours of mathematics at upper secondary school.

Vocational Diploma

  • Certain Danish vocational diplomas and vocational diplomas from abroad that Cphbusiness considers equivalent.

Applicants with a vocational diploma must have the required competencies in English (see below) and – depending on the vocational diploma concerned – are required to have qualifications in business economics or mathematics that are equivalent to a Danish level C. Applicants must submit official documentation for having completed and passed at least 75 hours of business economics or 125 hours of mathematics.

English Requirements

All applicants must submit documentation to prove their competences in English.

One of the following English tests is required:

  • TOEFL internet-based test; minimum score required 83.
  • IELTS academic test; minimum score required 6,5.
  • Cambridge English Advanced; minimum score required grade C.
  • Cambridge English Proficiency; minimum score required grade C1.
  • Cambridge First Certificate; minimum score required grade A
  • Danish level A or B in English with a weighted average grade of minimum 02 (no rounding up); in 2020 the weighted average grade for English level B must be at least 3,0 (no rounding up).

Test results should be recent.

Exemption From English Requirements

Applicants with a qualifying exam or a bachelor’s degree from the UK, Ireland, the US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand or South Africa are exempt from submitting documentation to prove their competences in English.

Applicants with a Scandinavian upper secondary school diploma, an International Baccalaureate or a European Baccalaureate (from Schola Europaea) are exempt from submitting English test results if their upper secondary school diploma includes qualifications that are considered equivalent to a Danish level B in English.

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Program content

The programme has a duration of 2 years and is based on modules containing several themes. A practice-oriented focus and group work is a natural part of the programme. Furthermore, you have the opportunity to choose between several electives which are selected based on trends and demands from the industry. The electives will be published at the beginning of the programme.

Everything you do in this programme will qualify you to work within the service and leisure industry.

During the 1st and 2nd semester, you will work with the themes:

  • Service and Experiences
  • Business Understanding
  • Relations and Cooperation.

In your 3rd semester, you will complete a 3-months internship in a service company followed by an exam. The internship can form the basis of your final examination project. The last part of the 3rd semester will focus on the theme of Business Development, which continues during the 4th semester. Finally, you write the final examination project in collaboration with a fellow student.

THE structure

  • 1st year: Service and Experiences, Business Understanding, Cooperation and Relations.
  • 2nd year: Business Development and internship.

Scholarships & funding

Scholarships are not provided by the institution. 


Please google"SU as a Foreign Citizen" to learn more about your options for obtaining Government support from the Danish Government during your studies.

Students from outside the EU or the Nordic countries are not able to apply for Government funding (unless they hold a permanent residence permit for Denmark or a residence permit in anticipation of permanent stay in Denmark)

Tuition fees

0 EUR = Free of charge for students who hold a passport from:

  • EU-countries
  • Nordic countries
  • Iceland
  • Switzerland
  • Lichtenstein

The full tuition fee for International/Non-EU students is 4350 EUR per semester.


The AP degree programme lasts 2 years. You will be awarded 120 ECTS points when you have finished the programme. An AP degree enables you to start your working life right away or continue studying for a Bachelor’s degree.


All programmes offered by Cphbusiness are recognised by the Danish State and can be used as accreditation for further academic studies. The European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) ensures easy recognition with other European educational institutions.

ISCED levels

According to the ISCED (International Standard Classification of Education) scheme, the AP programmes offered at Cphbusiness have the following level:

  • AP degree programmes: Level 5

Career opportunities

The jobs opportunities include - among others - positions in hotels, restaurants, travel agencies, airlines, event agencies, sports companies, tourist organizations, retail, museums and non-profit organizations.

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About this institute

Cphbusiness - Copenhagen Business Academy

Cphbusiness differs from a traditional university in its unique combination of academic theory and practical application. We offer practical and business-oriented higher education.  We offer 7 full-time higher education programmes taught in English within: International Sales and Marketing Event, Hospitality...

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Why study at Copenhagen Business Academy

Unique Way of Learning

You will learn how to use academic theory to solve the real-life challenges that businesses and organisations face. 

Open debate and problem-based learning methods will teach you how to express yourself, to pursue experiments and to work with others. You will learn in close dialogue with your lecturers, whom you get to know on a first-name basis.

A 12-week internship is a part of all our programmes.

We have approx. 35 students per class and many learning activities take place in smaller groups.

Great Location = International Opportunities For You

We are located in Copenhagen, the capital of Denmark, which is also the home of many international companies. This means you have good chances of finding a relevant internship and an interesting job upon graduation. You will study with +650 international students from + 50 different nationalities and acquire skills you can benefit from when working in a multi-cultural company.

Denmark ranked #8 study abroad country

Denmark has been ranked the #8 study abroad country in Europe for 2020! Old-world Nordic charm meets a forward-thinking society in this country that regularly tops lists of most livable, safest, and happiest places on the planet, making it the perfect study abroad destination!


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Based on 3 reviews.

Áron Balogh
I really like in Cphbusiness's Ap Degree that we have always dealt with real-life cases and group work trained my skills in cooperation and communication. The Ap Degree is a great way to kick-start your career and life in Denmark, great basis both if you wish to continue on an academic path or finding a job.
I´m currently studying at CPH Business Norrebro (Service Management) I will try to share my experience from before choosing CPH Business until now. I wanted to have a degree in Tourism in an international program. I got admitted in 3 different programs. One in the Nederland, one in Sweden and in Copenhagen. I called and email the 3 universit...
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Stefan Karapandža
I am currently a top-up student at Cphbusiness and have finished the AP degree program recently. Studying at this school is a great way to prepare yourself for the future job market. Everything we learn is also used in practice and as a student you get to see and do firsthand all of the things your classes are about. The way of teaching is uniqu...
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Copenhagen Business Academy

Blaagaardsgade 23B
2200 Copenhagen

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